The Shard and London

The London Shard with views from the top, along with a few views around the city.

With the Shard now the tallest building in the European Union at over 1000ft (306m) with 87 floors it houses a viewing gallery, restaurants, offices and a hotel.  It takes its name from the suggestion of a shard of glass since its exterior is finished completely in glass.  The views are fabulous from both the indoor and outdoor viewing decks.

Photographs taken from a couple of free evenings on a recent visit to London.  Testing out the Fujifim XT-1 camera with various lenses.  The files are excellent.  The only issue was that the views from the top of The Shard all have to be taken through glass and it is virtually impossible to avoid reflections or dirt on the glass.  A real pity they did not put small gaps in the glass like they did for the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

The Shard London

The Shard London

Buckingham Palace and the London Eye from The Shard.

Buckingham Palace and the London Eye from The Shard.

The Tower of London

The Tower of London

Tower Bridge London at twilight.

Tower Bridge London at twilight.

Canary Wharf, Docklands London

Canary Wharf, Docklands London

Leadenhall Building - London. The Cheese grater

Leadenhall Building – London. The Cheese grater

The Gherkin - London

The Gherkin – London

Sunset over London

Sunset over London

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